Hasbro Studios and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings to Release Expanded A Pony Kind of Christmas Holiday Album on CD and Digital on October 7
The Holiday Album “Re-Edition” Featuring Five New Original Carols Performed By the ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ Mane 6 is Now Available for Pre-order
BURBANK, Calif. – September 9, 2016 – Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings will release an expanded version of last year’s popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic holiday album, A Pony Kind of Christmas, on Friday, October 7th. This “re-edition,” marks the first time My Little Pony fans will be able to purchase a collection of Pony songs on CD, which will include a special reversible booklet showcasing the album’s lyrics on one side and a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Christmas poster on the other. The album will also be available for digital download.
A Pony Kind of Christmas features all of the seasonal classic and original carols from the original version, as well as five brand-new tracks from “A Hearth’s Warming Tail,” the 2016 holiday episode of Discovery Family’s popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic animated television series.
“My Little Pony fans absolutely loved last year’s holiday album, which is why we’re thrilled to offer them this bigger and better version to ring in the holiday season in 2017,” said Stephen Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Hasbro Studios. “The five new songs in this re-edition are instant classics, and the Holiday poster included with the CD is sure to make this a must buy for Pony fans of all ages.”
The re-edition of A Pony Kind of Christmas features My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “Mane 6” and other favorite Pony characters performing beloved holiday classics such as “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night,” as well as the new original tracks “Hearth’s Warming Eve Is Here Once Again,” “Say Goodbye to the Holiday,” “The Seeds of the Past,” “Pinkie’s Present” and “Luna’s Future.” All music from the album is written and produced by Emmy Award nominated composer and songwriter Daniel Ingram.
“Legacy Recordings is pleased to partner with Hasbro Studios on this special, expanded version of A Pony Kind of Christmas, said Adam Block, President, Legacy Recordings. “My Little Pony fans have such a deep connection to the brand and we think they are going to love spending the holiday season singing along with their favorite characters to this unique collection of festive carols.”
Songs from A Pony Kind of Christmas include:
“It’s a Pony Kind of Christmas” (Performed By: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy & Phoenix Chamber Choir)
“Jingle Bells” (Performed By: Rainbow Dash)
“Deck the Halls” (Performed By: Rarity, Phoenix Chamber Choir)
“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (Performed By: Twilight Sparkle & Phoenix Chamber Choir)
“Silent Night” (Performed By: Fluttershy & Phoenix Chamber Choir)
“Twelve Days of Christmas” (Performed By: Pinkie Pie)
“Last Year I Got Coal for Christmas” (Performed By: Pop Fly)
“Jolly ol’ St. Nick” (Performed By: Spike)
“Days Gone By – Auld Lang Syne” (Performed By: Applejack, Applebloom, Granny Smith)
“The Heart Carol” (Performed By: Phoenix Chamber Choir)
· “Hearth’s Warming Eve Is Here Once Again” (Performed By: Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Applejack & Rarity)
· “Say Goodbye to the Holiday” (Performed By: Starlight Glimmer)
· “The Seeds of the Past” (Performed By: Applejack & Starlight Glimmer)
· “Pinkie’s Present” (Performed By: Pinkie Pie)
· “Luna’s Future” (Performed By: Princess Luna)
A Pony Kind of Christmas will be available for purchase and digital download on October 7, 2016. The special-edition CD is available for pre-order now at most major online retailers.
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About Legacy Recordings
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to the world’s foremost library of historically significant commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most important musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Across a variety of platforms, the label offers contemporary music fans access to thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, rap/hip-hop, world music, classical, comedy and more.
Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy has expanded on its original mission (preserving and reissuing back catalogs of Columbia Records, Epic Records and associated CBS labels) to provide new and innovative avenues for artist and repertoire exposure including Grammy winning curated retrospectives, social media campaigns, Oscar winning soundtracks, new talent signings and groundbreaking campaigns for established artists and catalog. Following the creation of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2005, Legacy assumed responsibility for recordings from the archives of the BMG family of labels (including RCA Records, Arista, J Records, Jive, Profile, Silvertone, Sony BMG Nashville and Windham Hill, as well as imprints including Bang!, CTI, Mainstream, Monument, Ode, and others).
About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.